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Ryga Arts Festival


Interdisciplinary Music Singing Theatre Visual arts
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Summerland, BC


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.


The Ryga Arts Festival will run September 18-22 this year, with three days overlapping with Culture Days!

Friday September 20th:

Symposium/Community conversation on Aging in the Performing Arts

Storytelling workshop with Anona Kampe (limited registration available)

Run, Salmon, Run Art Social (pick up your supplies in advance!)

Kym Gouchie performs with her accompanist

Saturday September 21st:

Kym Gouchie workshop and exploration into the stories behind the songs

Theatre Trail - an annual 10-minute play presentation around downtown Summerland

Jake's Gift - an award-winning one-woman play exploring aging, war, and unexpected friendships

Sunday September 22nd:

Workshop (TBA)

Hootenanny - come sing along or bring an instrument!

Visit our website for more details!



Ryga Arts Festival

The Ryga Festival Society operates a 5-day, multidisciplinary festival in Summerland, BC, home to one of Canada's most well known playwrights, George Ryga. Our mandate is to advocate for social justice through the arts, and we do that by presenting words, theatre and music in a professional and community context, supporting artists of all levels. Most of our events are free to the public, and this year are featuring two headlining plays, Kym Gouchie, our annual events: Theatre Trail and Outspoken, and author readings and workshops from renowned poet Harold Rhenisch and author Emelia Symington-Fedy.